Ann-Christine Kinzer, research student in the Department of Modern Languages, has recently contributed an article for a museum catalogue which will complement an exhibition taking place at the Germanische National Museum in Nuremberg from 28th November 2018 – 28th April 2019.
The exhibition is titled “Wanderland.” A journey through the history of rambling. Rambling is walking on a large scale and with a closeness to nature and – although also a common form of travel in the past – a leisure activity. The rambler appropriates the natural space by covering its distances, and has a view of the region or into the distance – perhaps from on high. Rambling is an exceedingly popular leisure activity in Germany and the exhibition provides an overview of around 200 years of the cultural history of rambling and illustrates the transformation this popular leisure activity has undergone over the years.
Below is an image of Ann’s article as featured in the publication.